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Posted by: cdossena at Thu Oct 17 19:00:46 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by cdossena ]  
   

This is the first time I have tried breeding the 4 indigos I have had since the summer of 2009.

At the beginning of October, I introduced my two males to one another to let them combat for about 15 minutes. Afterwards, I introduced each male to a respective female. The ladies did not seem interested...a lot of tail thrashing and jolting around by the girls. Fearful that there might be aggression, I separated them. A few days later, the females went into shed.

After they shed, I decided to try again. After combating the males, I reintroduced them to their respective females. The results were different this time. I turned off the lights to give them a little privacy and well....things happened. Both pairs locked up for about 10 hours. I introduced them again last night and they locked up for a second time. One pair has been together since 7am this morning!

I have been taking notes on everything from temperature to their behavior. I have gotten some fantastic advice and support from two good fiends....Steve Fuller and Vick Herrick.

I have heard that "three" times is the magic number with regards mating to getting eggs. I am going to keep my fingers crossed on them producing fertile clutches and not getting egg bound.

The first cross is between two snakes produced by Steve Fuller - "Stuckey" (male) X "Zoey" (female). Both of them are red throats.

The second cross is between "Lucky G" (Black phase male produced by Robert Harper and "Sally" (Red throat female produced by Vick Herrick.)

Good luck to all indigo keepers, and I hope everyone has a successful breeding season that produces a fine batch of healthy neonates!

Regards,
Chris

PS - Included are some pictures I took. I guess I was rude and should have given them their privacy!





   

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